Month: August 2016

PTA Meeting Monday, August 29

PTAReminderGraphicWe’re back in the swing of the new school year, and your PTA would like to welcome you to the first PTA meeting of the year on Monday, August 29 from 6 to 7:30 P.M. Based upon popular vote, we are trying something new. Instead of monthly meetings, we will only host 4 PTA meetings this year, but they will each run for one and a half hours. This longer time frame will allow for a 30 minute “deep dive” into a special topic. As always, babysitting will be available in the gym and this month, we will have free pizza for everyone!


Who: All Harrison families are welcome
Where: Harrison Library
When: 6:00 – 7:30 pmMonday, August 29, 2016
Special Topic: Refugee Community Awareness
Special Guests: Alana Schriver, Refugee Specialist for OPS and Laura Bowden, ESL Para for Harrison Elementary
Babysitting is Available in the gym and we request a donation for our sitters
Special Note: We will have free PIZZA available at this meeting!

Back to School Picnic at Metcalfe Park

The annual Back to School picnic at Metcalfe Park is happening this Sunday! This is a free event for ALL families and staff from Harrison to gather and reconnect in a casual setting – you don’t need to be a PTA member to attend! Bring a side dish and your lawn chairs or blanket. The main dish is supplied.

WHEN  |  Sunday, August 28th, 4 p.m.
WHERE  |  Metcalfe Park

Dundee Day Parade



Everyone is encouraged to come together and walk with us at this free event on Saturday! The PTA annually sponsors a spot in the parade for Harrison families to show off our Tiger Pride and share in the excitement of the new school year. Our group will meet in the Brownell-Talbot parking lot at 10:00 A.M., prior to the beginning of the parade. Wear walking shoes and your Harrison school colors–come prepared rain or shine. Strollers, bikes or scooters are welcome.

WHEN  |  Saturday, August 27th – gather at 10:00 a.m. / parade begins at 10:30 a.m.
WHERE  |  Brownell-Talbot parking lot, 400 N Happy Hollow Blvd, Omaha, NE 68132

Everything you need to join PTA is right here.

Hands typing on laptop computer, close-up

PTA membership packets should have arrived home last week. For your convenience, we’ve also made most of the forms fillable PDFs so you can simply click on the response area and start typing. You will need to either save the PDFs and email them to us or print the completed forms and return them to school by September 9th. Please note: You DO NOT have to be a PTA member to be included in the online directory but you DO have to have a valid email address to access the information.

Below are the links for all information included in the packets:

Additionally, we’ve included the OPS District Volunteer form as a fillable PDF as well.

We hope you are all off to a great start this week!







Boo-Hoo Breakfast

Welcome Pre-K and Kindergarten parents to Harrison Elementary School!
On behalf of the PTA, please join us for our second annual Boo-Hoo Breakfast on Wednesday morning. We know first days can be tough, sometimes they are tougher for parents than for children! We want to make your first morning a little brighter.
Please join us in the front lobby of the school for coffee, donuts and juice after the teachers lead the children to their classrooms. We’ll have Kleenex too!
Come meet other parents and celebrate/commiserate the start of the new school year.
What: Boo-Hoo Breakfast
Who: Pre-K and Kindergarden parents
Where: Harrison front lobby
When: 8:50 – 9:15 am, Wednesday, August 17, 2016